BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Rehabilitees United with their Families on the Day of Thai Ponagal

Seventy eight rehabilitees those who successfully completed the rehabilitation program were reintegrated to the society in festival of Harvest every one known as “Thaipongal day” ceremony held at central college, Jaffna on Saturday 15th January 2011.

The Thai pongal festival was organized by Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms with collaboration of institutions affiliated to the ministry.

At the inaugration of the ceremony, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig.Sudantha Ranasinghe welcome the Invitees and all who were attended at the gathering, he gave his special thanks to the Hon Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera for holding the Thai Pongal festival in Jaffna.

Hon chandrasiri Gajadeera graced the occasion as the chief guest with the presence of Hon ministers DEW Gunasekara and Hon Daglous Devananda, Hon Governor northern province Maj Gen (retd) GA Chandrasiri, Secetary of Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Mr. A Dissanayake, Jaffna GA Mrs.Emelda Sukumar, Mayor Mrs.Yogeswari sathgunarasa, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig.Sudantha ranasinghe, 51 Division Commander Maj Gen Janaka Walgama as guests of honor.

During the ceremony a special event took place which is the awarding of "Certificate of High Achievement " for the students who scored well in GCE A/L exam 2010. The above students(beneficiaries) were following the "Catch up Education" program conducted by BCGR.

Everybody enjoyed the elegant dances performed by reintegrated male and female beneficiaries those who were trained by the "Abhina" Dancing Academy and Youth Council. Soon after the reintegration ceremony a mega musical show held at central college ground with presence of a huge crowd.